Hyundai Wia has developed a thermal management system for electric cars that is designed to improve their range and charging capability. The mechanical engineering company, which is part of the Hyundai Group, plans to bring the solution to production maturity by 2023, after which it will be used in e-cars based on the E-GMP platform.
Hyundai Wia calls its system an "integrated coolant distribution-supply module" that regulates the temperature of the electric motor and power electronics as well as that of the battery. Previously, two separate devices were needed for this, says the mechanical engineering company from Changwon in South Korea. The innovative new approach minimizes the number of automotive parts and makes optimal use of installation space
Hyundai Wia claims to have filed four foreign patents and about 30 domestic patents during the development of the module. According to the company, the cooling management system will be tested at its research and development center in Uiwang - using, among other things, newly developed test setups. While the new module is planned to be used in e-vehicles based on the Electric Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP, in 2023, Hyundai Wia's goal for 2025 is to develop a module that integrates the vehicle's air-conditioning system in addition to the aforementioned functions. In the future, this will be known as the "Integrated Thermal Management System," or ITMS.
Incidentally, Hyundai unveiled the E-GMP just a few weeks ago. The platform is intended to form the basis for the group's upcoming electric cars - and stand out above all for its efficiency. Hyundai has announced the Ioniq 5 as the first vehicle that will be based on the E-GMP. Following the digital world premiere of the CUV in February, the 800-volt Stromer will be available for pre-order, according to the South Koreans. In Germany, the Stromer is set to celebrate its market launch in the summer of 2021.news.hyundaimotorgroup.com